Krishnadvaipayana, Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana, Krishna-dvaipayana: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana can be transliterated into English as Krsnadvaipayana or Krishnadvaipayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन).—Vyāsa. (See under Vyāsa).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.78) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन).—Name of Vyāsa; तमहमरागमकृष्णं कृष्णद्वैपायनं वन्दे (tamahamarāgamakṛṣṇaṃ kṛṣṇadvaipāyanaṃ vande) Ve.1.4.

Derivable forms: kṛṣṇadvaipāyanaḥ (कृष्णद्वैपायनः).

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛṣṇa and dvaipāyana (द्वैपायन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana (कृष्णद्वैपायन).—m.

(-naḥ) A name of Vyasa, the compiler of the Vedas, and Puranas. E. A compound of two other names of the sage: see kṛṣṇa, and dvaipāyana.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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